I regularly gaze in amazement at all the beautiful yet complex nail art designs out there (Pinterest being my top source), but I rarely do them myself. Why? For two reasons: firstly I'm not the neatest when it comes to nails and secondly I never seem to have enough time. However, all hope is not lost.


How to: Bare Matte Nails

Although I didn't manage to see all of the Oscars this year, I made sure to drool over the gorgeous gowns and makeup looks afterwards. If only I could have all the dresses for my prom - a girl can dream. Although the outfits may be just a little out of my budget, you can definitely recreate some of the dazzling beauty looks at home. I've picked out a few of my favourites plus what products I would use to get the look at home. Let me know what your favourites are!

Emma Stone


Oscar Makeup Looks for Less

What started off as using an itison voucher for an excuse to eat cake turned into quite an enjoyable family day out in Dunbar.

Caledonian Cupcakes in Dunbar

The weather here in Edinburgh seems to be brightening as spring is on its way and I couldn't be happier. It's still pretty chilly but the sun is making an appearance and I have been much more inclined to step outside and take in some fresh air.

In perhaps premature celebration of spring, I decided to show off one of my new favourite playsuits for the warmer weather during shopping on Princes St. Can you tell how excited I am for some sun?

Note: you may need to view some images in Portrait layout (I like trees)


OOTD | Hurry Up Spring!

Sport is always evolving, however the hybrid of cycling as a watersport is not one I would ever expect. I was invited (by Joe Blogs) to try out the peculiar aqua spinning at the Royal Commonwealth Pool recently and it certainly was a bizarre yet very fun experience.


Aqua Spinning is a Real Thing

I have some exciting news! This post is published alongside the launch of my online storeMAZ hands (on Zazzle). If you haven't heard of Zazzle, it's similar to Cafepress or Redbubble; basically it's a site where you can create custom designs for t-shirts, mugs, phone cases, bags, buttons, wallpaper etc. etc.! The list is pretty endless.

The great thing about Zazzle is that you can set up your own online store to feature all your designs. I really do enjoy creating graphics and patterns etc. which is why I decided to take the leap. I don't really feel I have the time for a part time job right now, so hopefully the store may even make me a little bit of money if people like my designs.

I can't wait to get brainstorming lots of ideas but in the meantime, I have uploaded two products already. Let me introduce my "Pizza is Bae" t-shirt.

Pizza is Bae + MAZ hands Designs

I never usually buy anything from the glossy catalogues on planes but when faced with an offer as good as what I saw for Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains, there's really no excuse, is there?


Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Review + Lip Swatches

For me, Valentine's Day isn't about the biggest diamond or the Michelin star restaurant; it's a bit of a silly tradition to be honest. If you love someone, you shouldn't have to use this date as a way to prove you love them, they should know it all year-round. But it is cute, and I will be doing something special for it, because it's fun. But I don't feel pressured, which is the important thing.

Valentine's Day is Kinda Silly

This past week has been a peak for my fitness goals: my first yoga class and my first weighted squats. Of course everyone wants to look and feel good, me included, but I had never really given strength/resistance training (muscles) much consideration when planning to 'get fit' for 2015.

To Gym or Not to Gym

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